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The days of flagship smartphones bagging all the hype are gone. Times are changing. Budget versions tailgate their counterparts to appeal to a greater audience. Samsung and Apple, the giants of this industry, are no exceptions. The latest Galaxy S10 launch came with the S10e, a toned down version of the flagship. Similarly, the latest iPhone X came with iPhone XR, which was Apple's take on an affordable smartphone.

A significant chunk of the usual heat between these rivaling flagships is splattered over to their moderated versions. Let's delve into this discussion to ascertain which phone is the best for you.

Price & Memory

Price point is generally what determines the worth of a phone in today's market. The Samsung Galaxy S10e costs $749 / £669 / AU$1,199. On the other hand, iPhone XR starts around $749 / £749 / AU$1,229. So the starting price of the models in the US is the same.

As is customary, the same cannot be said about their specs. The S10e packs 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal memory. However, the model is not accommodating of multiple sizes for this memory. On the other side of the ring, the iPhone XR comes with 3GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory. However, there are options for more sizes. A 128GB or 256GB internal memory of the iPhone XR starts at $799 / £799 / AU$1,299 and $899 / £899 / AU$1,479 respectively.

To those of you that are confused by this disparity, don't worry. You will get used to it. iPhone doesn't compete on spec grounds. It markets the originality brought to the table through the sleek interface and design, complimented by the harmony between its software and hardware.

Design & Display

When it comes to the Samsung Galaxy S10e, its display shrinks down to 5.8 inch from 6.1 inch of the S10. Meanwhile, the iPhone XR has a larger screen size of 6.1 inch.

Galaxy S10e

The XR is actually larger than its flagship counterpart. Additionally, it looks and feels almost the same as the real deal. The same can not be said about the S10e, as it looks and feels cheaper than the flagship.

iPhone XR

As for the display, Samsung again takes the lead with a 1080 x 2280 AMOLED display with very little bezel and no notch. Featuring a camera pinch, it is a modern design. iPhone, has an 828 x 1792 LCD display with a large notch showcasing the front-facing camera.

A few honorable mentions for both the sets include the glass backs, metal frames and colorful finishes.

The Cameras

All of is know that one person who decides based solely on the camera performance. If you don't, it's probably you. The Samsung Galaxy S10e comes with dual rear cameras, a 12MP main and a 16MB wide camera in contrast to Apple's XR which features a single 12MP wide camera.

On the software side of things, both the companies champion some hardcore technology. Both the phones are guilty of capturing magnificence in some situations, while barely crossing the acceptable quality in others. At the end of the day, it comes down to user preference.

Finally the batteries come very close to capacities in the two phones. Samsung's set has 3,100mAh battery and the iPhone XR has a 2,942mAh battery. Not enough to boast a significant difference. It should be noted that the XR will, on average, outlast other iPhones in terms of battery life. A 2,942mAh battery is unprecedented in Apple phones in some sense. Furthermore, the numbers are not all that count. Battery life is dependent on a multitude of factors, most of which are too technical for this article.

Hopefully, you got a glimpse of the comparison of the two side-pieces. Ultimately, the choice can shift due to the simple preference of the operating system, some preferring iOS while others favoring Android. For more insights follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.